At Access to Independence we understand that everyone is different and as such has different issues, concerns and capabilities. Because this is central to any advice or support we give, the services which we offer are personalised to suit those individual needs, requirements and budgets.
Because the services we offer cover a wide range of issues our clients can be both individual people and organisations. With regard to housing issues we offer people advice on adapting their home or purchasing equipment to make their environment safer and easier to manage. We also work with Housing Associations and other Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s) and housing providers on adaptations to their properties for their tenants.
As well as housing adaptations we provide detailed professional advice to companies, charities or other organisations who require information on making their environment more accessible to employees or visitors. This involves helping them to ensure that their environments meet any necessary regulations and maximises the potential accessibility for anyone on their premises.
We also strongly believe in supporting the work of the established health and social care services. To this end we work alongside these statutory authorities to provide a complementary resource, addressing issues which often fall outside the scope or capacity of their work.
The Social Model of Disability is at the core of our approach to these assessments and all our work complies with current disability legislation. We particularly support organisations and individuals in addressing the Disability Discrimination Act, Access to Work initiatives, and the accessibility aspects of Human Rights legislation.